People come from all over to visit and enjoy Saugeen Shores' beautiful, sandy beaches. Here you will find incredible sunsets, opportunities for swimming, water sports, relaxing, and picnic areas and playgrounds. Our beaches offer something for everyone during any family outing.

You can also find many attractions and sights near the beach, such as passing sailboats and Chantry Island.

For more information, view details and locations of each of our beaches.

Beach maintenance

The Saugeen Shores Beach Maintenance Plan outlines the actions taken by the Town to care for our 18 km of shoreline. The shoreline is divided into 10 maintenance areas, each with specific instructions regarding care of facilities and land.

Actions included in the plan

  • Garbage collection
  • Litter removal
  • Lifesaving station maintenance
  • Beach access points
  • Beach grooming
  • Dunes
  • Invasive species control
  • Grass cutting
  • Parking lot maintenance
  • Washroom maintenance
  • Water quality testing
  • Playground maintenance
  • Snow fencing

Waterfront Safety

A guide with best practices for staying safe around the water.

Waterfront Best Management Principles

A guide for sustainable shoreline properties in the Town of Saugeen Shores.

Waterfront Master Plan

Our beaches are a crucial part of our Waterfront Master Plan. View the plan to learn more about topics such as:

  • Beach grooming
  • Signage
  • Dogs on beaches
  • Parking
  • Lookout areas

The plan guides the Town of Saugeen Shores in enhancing the waterfront. It aims to coordinate and link the communities of Southampton, Port Elgin and Saugeen Township to protect the waterfront for residents, visitors and future generations.

The Port Elgin Waterfront Design Concept provides a comprehensive year-round vision and conceputal design for the Port Elgin waterfront that complements the Waterfront Master Plan.